One bus. Two parents. Four children.
A few years ago, I got this crazy idea: what if we sold or got rid of most of our stuff and moved into an RV? I excitedly told my husband about my thoughts and awaited his reaction. It was pretty immediate …
He thought I’d lost my mind. He just couldn’t fathom why I’d want to live in such a tiny place. What about privacy? What about space? What would we do with all our stuff?
There was also a more obvious reason why the idea was nuts. We had children. Not just one or two, but four. Surely moving into an RV would be a terrible experience for everyone. So my crazy idea remained just that – an idea.
Over the course of the next few years, though, we explored the idea a bit more. Or rather, I subtly steered us in that direction (my husband says I have an evil cat mind). I culled more possessions and looked for ways we could experience living tiny, if even for just a weekend.
After watching a documentary that featured a family with 5 kids living in a converted school bus (a ‘Skoolie’), my husband turned to me and said, “Ok, fine. Let’s try it. I’ll give it a year.”
So we found a bus, converted into a home that would work for our large family and lived in it for 14 months. It was challenging, frustrating and … incredible. We wouldn’t trade the experience for the world.
Today, our mission is to help other families with a similar dream figure out the ins and outs of turning a school bus into a home.